NAIDOC in the North Performer EOI

Project Dust and Aunty Vicky Bradley. Photo Stephanie Horne for Ben Calvert Photography

NAIDOC in the North

Performer Expression of Interest

Expressions of interest close Sunday 19 May 2024

NAIDOC in the North will be held on Saturday 13 July, from 11am-2pm at Belco Arts

NAIDOC in the North is a family-friendly celebration of the strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through songs, stories, dance, art and ceremony. The whole community is welcome at this free, family-friendly event which will also feature children’s activities and entertainment throughout the day.

The aim of the event is to encourage:

  • The Canberra community to come together to celebrate and learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • Community collaboration and participation to enhance community capacity and a sense of belonging. 
  • An opportunity for the community to connect with service agencies and gain information that supports their individual and family roles.

NAIDOC in the North is produced by Belco Arts in partnership with Yerrabi Yurwang Child and Family Aboriginal Corporation, Community Services Directorate, ACT Education Directorate and Northside Community Service.

Who can participate?

Applications are welcome from all performers who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. Our focus is on supporting artists living and working on Ngunnawal Country.

The NAIDOC in the North working group will curate the performance program from applications received and using industry and community knowledge. This may include approaching performers directly who have not submitted an application.

What is included?

  • Artists selected for the program will be paid an artist fee in line with industry standards
  • A PA system and sound engineering will be provided
  • Please note that we don’t have capacity to pay travel or accommodation costs for artists. Our focus is on supporting local artists on Ngunnawal Country.


Public Liability Insurance is required by all performers who are undertaking roving activities, interactive performance and instances where members are performing under direction from a leader or teacher.

Public Liability Insurance for performers is available through Duck for Cover at a reasonable price. We encourage you to do your own research to find the insurance product that is best for you.

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